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Revere Firefighters Memorial Day Exercises offered solemn remembrance

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  On Sunday at the 74th Annual Revere Firefighters Memorial Day Exercises, at Veterans Memorial Park at the American Legion building, four firefighters, who died from 2021-2022, were remembered. The families of Russell E. Vitale, Edmund B. Foster and Peter Salvetti received a memorial plaque from the Revere Firefighters Union Local 926. Late Revere Firefighter William D. Lordan was also acknowledged.
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Mayor Brian Arrigo said firefighters were among the first to administer vaccines to seniors, the city’s most vulnerable residents.
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Shown from left to right: State Rep. Jeff Turco, Firefighters Local 926 Union President Kevin O’Hara, Mayor Brian Arrigo and State Rep. Jessica Giannino.
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State Senator Lydia Edwards thanked firefighters for serving.
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Peter Salvetti’s daughters, Lori Stasio and Louann Salvetti, held a memorial plaque during Annual Revere Firefighters Memorial Day Exercises for Peter, 88, who served as a private for 25 years. He died on March 30.
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Revere Firefighters are shown saluting during the playing of taps.
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State Rep. Jeff Turco thanked the firefighters for their service and sacrifice.
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Father John Sheridan prayed for God to protect the firefighters and their families.
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The names of the firefighters who died in the past year were displayed.
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Shown from left to right: Barry Johnson, Robert Fortuna and Firefighters Local 926 Union President Kevin O’Hara by the Firefighters’ Memorial.
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State Rep. Jessica Giannino – whose late grandfather retired as a Revere firefighter and whose father is a Revere police sergeant – said she understands what the families of first responders go through.
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Revere native/Firefighter Edmund Foster’s family, shown from left to right: grandson Christopher Bova Jr., son-in-law Christopher Bova, daughter Terri Bova, granddaughter Cindy Bova and grandson Robert Lescovitz displayed a memorial plaque for Edmund, 76, who served for 35 years. He died on Feb. 7.
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Retired Fire Lt. James Caramello read the names of the fallen.
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Pictured from left to right: Northeast Metro Vocational Tech School Committee Member Anthony Caggiano, City Council Vice President/Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino, Councillor-at-Large Marc Silvestri, Mayor Brian Arrigo (both in back), State Rep. Jessica Giannino, School Committee Member Michael Ferrante and Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky.
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Bugler Stephen White and bagpiper Daniel Norton played taps.

(Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

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